Apple says that AirTags are not designed to track the whereabouts of pets, let alone children. Apple has just announced the presence of a tracking device called AirTags. This is one of the solutions from Apple to find items that are tucked away or left behind.
However, netizens around the world have interesting ideas regarding the use of these devices. They said they would use AirTags to track the whereabouts of pets or even children. However, one of Apple’s top brass reminded users not to use AirTags for these things. This is because the device is not designed for things like that.
“AirTag was created with privacy in mind because it can’t be used to locate children,” said Apple’s Vice President for worldwide iPhone product marketing, Kaiann Drance, as quoted from the Wccftech page (23/4).
Drance said that if parents want to track their child’s whereabouts, they can use the Apple Watch device. And if a user chooses to use AirTags for a pet, he says the device must be within range to track it.
“If people do that (pet tracking), they just need to make sure that their pet is still within range of the devices on the Find My network,” he stressed.
Talking about security, Apple said that users would know if there is an AirTags device near them. This is prepared so that when bad people put their AirTags by putting the device in another user’s bag, they will immediately find out.